Nancy Megan Corwin

Nancy Mēgan Corwin is a jeweler, metalsmith, curator, and author specializing in the ancient art of chasing and repoussé. Her work is inspired by the textures, forms, and evolutions of plant and marine life.

“The jewelry forms are often made with the ancient and universal techniques of chasing and repoussé, which are meditative and sculptural. In forming sheet metal with small steel tools, every mark is purposeful and yet spontaneous at the same time…The processes of chasing and repoussé are many thousands of years old, and practiced around the world in much the same way. My work is connected through this process to ancient history and artworks, as well as to artisans from many cultures.”

Nancy teaches and lectures internationally. Her book Chasing and Repoussé: Methods Ancient and Modern, published by Brynmorgen Press, is in its second printing and is available internationally. Nancy holds an MFA in metals from the University of Wisconsin. She has taught at Cabrillo and Monterey Peninsula Colleges in California, Penland, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Her work is included in private collections and in the permanent collections of the Tacoma Art Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Current Work

Gathering 
Brooch in sterling silver, enamel, and 24k gold. Approximately 2 1/2" wide by 1/4" deep. 
Exhibit: Pattern, Rhythm, Repetition 

Bright Fan 
Brooch in sterling silver; chased and hand pierced. 
Exhibit: Marine Life Evolved: Featured Artist Nancy Megan Corwin 

The Tornado Coils 
Brooch in oxidized sterling silver, with hand written paper scroll. Approx 5 1/2 x 2 x 3/4". 
Exhibit: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered 



Past Work

 

Coastal Path 
Bracelet in sterling silver. 
Exhibit: Metal Magic - Chasing and Repousse wide. 

W is for Water 
'Whidbey Island Water' Necklace in argentium sterling silver, found shells, ammonite, and sterling silver. 7.9" in diameter. 
Exhibit: ABeCeDarian 

 

1969 "The Moon and Mankind" 
Pendant in sterling silver, fine silver, enamel, shakudo, diamonds, and steel. 1.8 x 0.75" watch case, 1.3 x 0.25" inner pendant 
Exhibit: Celebrating 70